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How much to orthodontic braces cost?

How much to orthodontic braces cost?

Schedule an exam: There are several factors that contribute to the cost of braces. Each patient is different and there should not be a cookie cutter approach with one fee for all. You schedule an exam with an orthodontist to discuss your issues and options. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Orthodontics (Definition)

An orthodontist is a dentist who has had additional years of schooling in the discipline of facial and oral structures. They use braces and appliances to align the jaws and teeth for proper form and function. Straighter teeth not only look good, but also allow better oral hygiene, less periodontal ...Read more


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How can I avoid orthodontic braces breakages?

Instructions: that your orthodontist gave you about what to eat and what not to eat (and do). its on my website if you don't have an orthodontist right now (but if that's the case, get one soon!). ...Read more

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Can you tell me everything about orthodontic braces?

Can you tell me everything about orthodontic braces?

Orthodontics: Orthodontics is a science of using subtle forces to move teeth to create a beatiful and healthy smile and bite. These forces can rotate crooked teeth and adjust your bite to correct your underbite. Absolutely can be addressed-- we do this every day! ...Read more

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What is a good age for a child to get her orthodontic braces?

What is a good age for a child to get her orthodontic braces?

AAO guidelines: Say see your orthodontist by age 7. That's not to say we put braces on all or even most 7 year olds, but its good to start discussing with an orthodontist and planning for the futurew. When to start? Again, work with your orthodontist (and your kiddo-- they need to also be emotionally ready) to determine what is "best". ...Read more

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What mouthguard should I get for playing rugby with orthodontic braces?

What mouthguard should I get for playing rugby with orthodontic braces?

Check with: Your orthodontist. There are many different set-ups, so only he or she can recommend an appropriate mouthguard. Kudos for thinking about wearing one! ...Read more

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I took off my orthodontic braces and still have some adhesive on my teeth. What is the best way to remove teeth adhesive?

Need a professional: There is no safe way for you to remove orthodontic adhesive by yourself. Only a dentist or orthodontist is qualified and has the correct instruments to safely remove adhesive without damage to the tooth or surrounding soft tissues. Be safe, protect your teeth, seek professional assistance. ...Read more

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Can TMJ braces also help with the alignment in your teeth like orthodontic braces? (silly question, i know, but i'm just curious)

Can TMJ braces also help with the alignment in your teeth like orthodontic braces? (silly question, i know, but i'm just curious)

TMJ appliances: There are Orthotic appliances that are used to temporarily reposition the relationship of the lower jaw to the upper jaw. An example= MORA (Mandibular Orthopedic Re-positioning Appliance). This can be used to confirm correct position of jaw and then restore on a permanent basis with Orthodontic treatment or restorations or both. The two are very different but can be used in combination for success. ...Read more

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Removal of enlarged tonsils, 20 lb wt loss cured severe osa. Debating orthodontic braces but need teeth extracted. Can teeth removals reintroduce osa?

Removal of enlarged tonsils, 20 lb wt loss cured severe osa. Debating orthodontic braces but need teeth extracted. Can teeth removals reintroduce osa?

NO: But, correcting a bad bite will make your life more comfortable. If you have 12 cars and 10 parking spaces the cars will not fit. The same is true with the teeth. The orthodontist can push the teeth out of the parking lot (tip them off the bone which is not healthy) or extract teeth and utilize the space to align them, you are better off to do nothing if you decline extractions. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects with accelerated orthodontics I should be worried about? I'm considering choosing accelerated orthodontics over getting regular braces, but i'm concerned about the surgical procedure that's required. Am i worried over nothing, o

Are there any side effects with accelerated orthodontics I should be worried about? I'm considering choosing accelerated orthodontics over getting regular braces, but i'm concerned about the surgical procedure that's required. Am i worried over nothing, o

There is risk: All surgical procedures carry a degree of risk that is absent in more conservative non-surgical treatments, including infection and various levels of pain and discomfort. Your orthodontist should be explicit in communicating both verbally and in written form to explain these risks, as well as in evaluating the risk/benefit ratio for your individual case. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more